The Faculty Association reminds members about the right to representation under the Collective Agreement. One of the key functions of the Faculty Association is to protect academic staff interests through its work to resolve conflicts between members and the Administration. From time to time, academic staff members might contact the Faculty Association for confidential advice.
Many conflicts can be resolved informally at an early stage by the academic staff member with advice from the Faculty Association and without our representation. However, if situations escalate and have the potential to lead to discipline, the Administration is required to advise you of your right to have a Faculty Association representative present. In other situations, such as resolving conflicts, a Faculty Association advisor may also be useful. You should be aware of your rights to advice and representation.
If you ever feel that you need advice or representation during any meeting with an Administrator, especially if the Administrator indicates that the discussion might lead to discipline, you can ask for a recess in the proceedings to allow you to have time to request assistance from the Faculty Association.
You can contact us at [email protected] or 403-220-5722. All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.